EGGS-SIX REASONS THAT MAKES IT A SUPER FOOD.

Jun 19, 2017,

                                                        

Eggs are so nutritious that they’re often referred to as “nature’s multivitamin.”

They also have unique antioxidants and powerful brain nutrient that many people are deficient in.

Here are the reasons why eggs are considered to be the perfect super foods:

 

                                                          

 

1. Whole Eggs Are Among The Most Nutritious Foods on Earth

One whole egg contains an amazing range of nutrients.Eggs are loaded with vitamins, minerals, high quality proteins, good fats and various other lesser-known nutrients.

It’s very important to realize that almost all the nutrients are contained in the yolk, the white contains only protein.

2. Eggs Improve Your Cholesterol Profile and do NOT Raise Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Egg

The main reason people have been warned about eggs is that they’re loaded with cholesterol

One large egg contains 212 mg of cholesterol, which is a LOT compared to most other foods.

However, just because a food contains cholesterol doesn’t mean that it will raise the bad cholesterol in the blood.

3. Eggs Are Loaded With Choline, an Important Nutrient For The Brain

Choline is a lesser-known nutrient that is often grouped with the B-complex vitamins.

Choline is an essential nutrient for human health and is needed for various processes in the body.

4. Eggs Contain High Quality Proteins With a Perfect Amino Acid Profile

Chicken and Egg, Smaller

Proteins are the main building blocks of the body and serve both structural and functional purposes.

They consist of amino acids that are linked together, kind of like beads on a string, then folded into complex shapes.

There are about 21 amino acids that the body uses to build its proteins

5. Eggs Are Loaded With Lutein and Zeaxanthin, Which Protect The Eyes

There are two antioxidants in eggs that can have powerful protective effects on the eyes.

They are called Lutein and Zeaxanthin, both found in the yolk.

These antioxidants significantly reduce the risk of Macular Degeneration and Cataracts, which are among the leading causes of vision impairment and blindness in the elderly

6. Eggs For Breakfast Can Help You Lose Body Fat

Eggs in a Basket

Eggs contain only trace amounts of  carbonhydrate but plenty of protein and fat.

For this reason, it is not surprising to see studies where eating eggs for breakfast leads to fat loss

In one study, 30 overweight or obese women consumed either a breakfast of eggs or a breakfast of bagels. Both breakfasts had the same amount of calories.

The women in the egg group felt more full and ate less calories for the rest of the day and for the next 36 hours 

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REFERENCES

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